How much duty free wine can I bring home?

How much duty free wine can I bring home?

  • Posted: Oct 09, 2014
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Now that you are getting ready to pack your bags to head to an amazing wine destination, remember to leave room in your suitcase to bring back some great local wines. Though before buying up cases of wine it’s important to know how much wine you can bring back across the border. Each country you pass through on your journey has different limits as to how many bottles you can bring in. We’ve put together a guide to help you plan ahead so you don’t go over your duty free allowance.

Note: The table assumes one standard bottle is equal to 0.750L of non-fortified still wine. We also assume that the passenger carrying the wine is of legal drinking age in the country it’s being brought in to.

 

Country Amount in Liters
Afghanistan 2
Albania 2
Algeria 2
American Samoa 1
Andorra 4-90
Angola 2
Anguilla 1.14
Antigua and Barbuda 1
Argentina 1 – 2
Armenia 2
Aruba 2.25
Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 2
Australia 2.25
Austria 4 – 90 EU
Azerbaijan 3
Bahamas 2
Bahrain 1
Bailiwick of Jersey 4
Bangladesh 2.5
Barbados 1
Belarus 3
Belgium 4 – 90 EU
Belize 1
Benin 0.75
Bermuda 1
Bhutan 4
Bolivia 3
Bonaire 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
Botswana 2
Brazil 12
Brunei 2
Bulgaria 4 – 90 EU
Burkina Faso 2
Burundi 1
Cabo Verde 1.5
Cambodia 2
Cameroon 3
Canada 1.5
Cayman Islands 4
Central African Republic 3.5
Chad 2.25
Chile 2.5
China 1.5
Christmas Island 2.25
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 0
Colombia 1.5
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 3.8
Congo 0.75
Cook Islands 2
Costa Rica 3
Costa Rica 2
Cote d’Ivoire 0.75
Country of Curacao 2.25
Croatia 4 – 90 EU
Cuba 2.25
Cuba 2.5
Cyprus 4 – 90 EU
Czech Republic 4 – 90 EU
Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe 0
Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.75
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste 0.75
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 1.5
Denmark 4 – 90 EU
Department of Mayotte 4 – 90 EU
Djibouti 4 – 90 EU
Dominica 1
Dominican Republic 2
Ecuador 3
Egypt 2
El Salvador 2
Equatorial Guinea 1
Estonia 4 – 90 EU
Ethiopia 2
Falkland Islands 2
Faroe Islands 2
Federated States of Micronesia 2
Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevisa 1
Fiji 4.5
Finland 4
French Polynesia 2
French Republic 4 – 90 EU
French Southern and Antarctic Lands 4
Gabonese Republic 2
Gambia 1.9
Georgia 4
Germany 4 – 90 EU
Ghana 0.95
Gibraltar 2
Greece 4 – 90 EU
Greenland 2.25
Grenada 1
Guadeloupe 4
Guam 1.136
Guatemala 5
Guiana 0.758
Guinea 0.75
Guinea-Bissau 2.5
Guyana 0.758
Haiti 1
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 1
Honduras 5
Hong Kong 1
Hungary 4 – 90 EU
Iceland 3
India 2
Indonesia 1
Iran 0
Iraq 2
Ireland 4 – 90 EU
Isle of Man 4 – 90 EU
Israel 2
Italian Republic 4 – 90 EU
Jamaica 2
Japan 2.25
Kazakhstan 3
Kenya 0.75
Kiribati 1
Kosovo 2
Kuwait 0
Kyrgyz Republic 3
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 1.5
Latvia 4 – 90 EU
Lebanese Republic 4
Lesotho 2
Liberia 1
Libya 0
Liechtenstein 20
Lithuania 90
Luxembourg 4 – 90 EU
Macao 1
Macedonia 0.75
Malawi 1
Malaysia 1
Maldives 0
Mali 1.5
Malta 4 – 90 EU
Marshall Islands 2
Martinique 4
Mauritania 0
Mauritius 2
Mexico 6
Moldova 2
Monaco 4 – 90 EU
Mongolia 2
Montenegro 2
Montserrat 1.14
Morocco 1
Mozambique 2.25
Myanmar 2
Namibia 2
Nauru 2
Nepal 1.15
Netherlands 4 – 90 EU
New Caledonia 1.5
New Zealand 4.5
Nicaragua 5
Niger 1
Nigeria 1
Niue 3.5
Norfolk Island 2.25
Norway 3
Oman 2
Pakistan 0
Palau 2
Palestine 2
Panama 2.25
Papua New Guinea 2
Paraguay 1
Peru 3
Philippines 2
Poland 4 – 90 EU
Portugal 4 – 90 EU
Puerto Rico 1
Qatar 0
Republic of Turkey 2
Reunion Island 4 – 90 EU
Romania 4 – 90 EU
Russian Federation 3
Rwanda 2
Saint Barthélemy 2
Saint Lucia 1.2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.95
Samoa 1
San Marino 4
Saudi Arabia 0
Senegal 0.75
Serbia 1
Seychelles 2
Sierra Leone 1.1
Singapore 2
Sint Maarten 2
Slovak Republic 4 – 90 EU
Slovenia 4 – 90 EU
Solomon Islands 2
Somalia 2
South Africa 2
South Korea 1
South Sudan 0
Spain 4 – 90 EU
Sudan 0
Suriname 4
Svalbard og Jan Mayen 3
Swaziland 2
Sweden 4 – 90 EU
Swiss Confederation 2
Syrian Arab Republic 0.5
Taiwan 1.5
Tajikistan 2
Thailand 1
Togolese Republic 0.75
Tokelau 0
Tonga 4.5
Trinidad and Tobago 1.5
Tunisian Republic 2
Turkmenistan 2
Turks and Caicos Islands 1.136
Tuvalu 1
Uganda 2
Ukraine 2
Union of the Comoros 0.75
United Arab Emirates 4
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 4
United Republic of Tanzania 1
United States of America 0.95
Uruguay 4
Uzbekistan 2
Vanuatu 2
Vatican City State 4 – 90 EU
Venezuela 2
Vietnam 3
Virgin Islands 1
Virgin Islands of the United States 2
Wallis and Futuna Islands 2
Yemen 1.5
Zambia 0.75
Zimbabwe 5

What if I have more?
While we provideduty free limits, it is possible to bring in more than your allotment in many countries provided you pay duties. It’s enforcement varies from country to country so it’s best to do your research before.

Disclaimer And Notes
This information is only provided as a guide. It is as current as we could find as of the publish date of this article. Customs laws around the world change from time to time, sometimes without much publication and there is no way we guarantee that it is 100% accurate. If you have doubts about what you are bringing across a border, please contact the customs agency directly in any country that you plan to transit. Assumptions include a standard bottle of still wine equal to .75l. Fortified wines often fall under different regulation due to higher alcohol content.Some countries that ban import also ban transit passengers from carrying alcohol.

If you find any mistakes, please let us know so we can update them.

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